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Haiti

Haiti ranked No. 76 in total trade value through August with a total of $1.66 billion. Exports totaled $924.53 million and Imports totaled $733.05 million, a surplus of $191.49 million.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.66 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $532,712,090
2Port Everglades, Fla. $290,826,537
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $117,892,495
4Port of Houston $101,449,825
5Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $101,281,730
6Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $65,587,481
7Port of New York $61,322,163
8Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $56,509,411
9Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $55,817,646
10Port of New Orleans $52,610,282

U.S. trade with Haiti rose to $1.66 billion through August

Haiti’s trade with the United States rose to $1.66 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.21 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Haiti decreased 4.07 percent while U.S. imports from Haiti rose 14.13 percent. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $191.49 million.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of New York. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 69.03 percent of Haiti’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami rose 4.51 percent to $532.71 million.
    Exports fell 3.76 percent to $173.98 million. Imports rose 9.05 percent to $358.73 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 4.85 percent to $290.83 million.
    Exports rose 17.47 percent to $74.75 million. Imports rose 1.09 percent to $216.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 22.96 percent to $117.89 million.
    Exports fell 51.9 percent to $57.78 million. Imports rose 82.69 percent to $60.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 10.95 percent to $101.45 million.
    Exports fell 11.71 percent to $100.27 million. Imports rose 227.47 percent to $1.18 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands totaled $101.28 million.
    Exports totaled $101.28 million. There were no imports.

Haiti ranked No. 76 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 78.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Haiti by value through August were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Returned exports, with change; Rice; Low value shipments; and T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted, respectively. They accounted for 65.24 percent of total exports to Haiti.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Haiti –– T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted –– accounted for 85.19 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Haiti:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 38.4 percent compared to last year to $234.02 million.
  • Returned exports, with change fell 41.26 percent compared to last year to $153.46 million.
  • Rice fell 6.41 percent compared to last year to $133 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 5.66 percent compared to last year to $43.73 million.
  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 293.8 percent compared to last year to $39 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Haiti:

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 39.8 percent compared to last year to $335.81 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 1.03 percent compared to last year to $168.95 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted rose 24.05 percent compared to last year to $60.04 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 20.15 percent compared to last year to $41.3 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted fell 29.71 percent compared to last year to $18.42 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Haiti recorded $2.31 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Atlanta/Savannah; New York City; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Haiti were $ 1.38 billion and imports from Haiti were $922.23 million. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $461.07 million.